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Adult Multiple Intelligences Theory

Step 1: Read the related research

“Understanding Multiple Intelligences.” Julie Viens, Focus on Basics, Volume 3, Issue A, March 1999.

The author explains that the basic principle of MI theory is that there are many ways to be smart and that those abilities are expressed in performances, products, and ideas. Intelligence, therefore, is defined as the ability to create or solve a problem or fashion a product that is valued in one or more community or cultural settings (Gardner , 1993). Viens states that, because MI is a theory and not an instructional approach or set of strategies, teachers must interpret the theory and then reflect on the implications for assessment and instruction in their particular contexts.

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